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  • Date:23 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:14,098
  • Eustace (1)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Clark by John Eustace. John Eustace is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jacob Butterfield takes the free kick.

93mins

Shot from just outside the box by Reuben Noble-Lazarus goes over the target.

91mins

Daniel Drinkwater takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

90mins

Bobby Hassell produces a cross, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

89mins

Lee Hodson produces a cross, Stephen Foster manages to make a clearance.

87mins

The official flags Troy Deeney offside. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

85mins

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa. Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield to the near post, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa. Short corner taken by Jacob Butterfield.

84mins

The ball is swung over by Reuben Noble-Lazarus, clearance made by Martin Taylor.

83mins

Kieran Trippier sends in a cross, save by Scott Loach.

83mins

The ball is swung over by Jacob Butterfield, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

82mins

Jordan Clark joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Gray.

81mins

John Eustace fouled by Andy Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Andreas Weimann goes wide of the right-hand post.

80mins

Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Bobby Hassell produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

78mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier by Lloyd Doyley. Jacob Butterfield crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Troy Deeney makes a clearance.

78mins

Handball decision goes against Lloyd Doyley. Free kick taken by Jacob Butterfield.

78mins

Centre by Andreas Weimann, save made by Luke Steele.

77mins

Centre by Troy Deeney, save made by Luke Steele.

74mins

Bobby Hassell delivers the ball, Header on goal by Matthew Hill from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. (Watford) makes a substitution, with Daniel Drinkwater coming on for Piero Mingoia.

71mins

Danny Haynes takes a shot. Blocked by Lloyd Doyley. Jacob Butterfield takes a corner.

71mins

The ball is swung over by Don Cowie.

70mins

A cross is delivered by Kieran Trippier, save by Scott Loach.

69mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield to the near post, Don Cowie manages to make a clearance.

69mins

Danny Haynes takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hodson on Reuben Noble-Lazarus. Matthew Hill takes the direct free kick.

68mins

Left-footed shot by Reuben Noble-Lazarus went wide left of the net.

67mins

Lloyd Doyley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bobby Hassell. Kieran Trippier crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Andreas Weimann makes a clearance.

66mins

Reuben Noble-Lazarus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Hodson. Don Cowie delivers the ball, Effort on goal by John Eustace from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

65mins

Nathan Doyle takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

64mins

Reuben Noble-Lazarus takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

64mins

Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line, John Eustace makes a clearance.

63mins

The ball is sent over by John Eustace, save by Luke Steele.

63mins

Danny Graham delivers the ball, Stephen Foster manages to make a clearance. Piero Mingoia takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Jacob Butterfield makes a clearance.

62mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Hill, Kieran Trippier takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

61mins

Matthew Hill crosses the ball, Danny Haynes takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

59mins

Danny Haynes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

58mins

Bobby Hassell challenges Andreas Weimann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Piero Mingoia, Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

56mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Jacob Mellis. Jacob Mellis receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Bobby Hassell is brought on as a substitute for Jacob Mellis. Direct free kick taken by Don Cowie.

55mins

Matthew Hill produces a cross.

54mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Lloyd Doyley misses to the left of the target.

53mins

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Andreas Weimann coming on for Marvin Sordell.

51mins

Jacob Mellis sends in a cross, blocked by Martin Taylor. Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Don Cowie.

49mins

Danny Haynes delivers the ball, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Lloyd Doyley challenges Danny Haynes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.

48mins

The ball is sent over by Lee Hodson, Matthew Hill gets a block in. Corner from right by-line taken by Don Cowie.

46mins

Martin Taylor challenges Andy Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Trippier takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Danny Graham delivers the ball, Nathan Doyle makes a clearance.

46mins

Reuben Noble-Lazarus is brought on as a substitute for Marlon Harewood.

45mins

Danny Haynes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

44mins

The ball is sent over by Danny Graham, Marvin Sordell has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

42mins

Jason Shackell crosses the ball, Andy Gray takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

41mins

Corner taken by Don Cowie, Andy Gray makes a clearance.

40mins

Centre by Troy Deeney, Matthew Hill gets a block in.

40mins

The ball is swung over by Troy Deeney, clearance made by Kieran Trippier.

40mins

Foul by Andy Gray on Martin Taylor, free kick awarded. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Lloyd Doyley produces a cross, clearance by Stephen Foster.

39mins

Troy Deeney delivers the ball, save by Luke Steele.

37mins

Corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Shot by Troy Deeney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

35mins

Martin Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Gray. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Kieran Trippier, save made by Scott Loach.

34mins

Jason Shackell challenges Don Cowie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Don Cowie, Danny Graham takes a shot. Kieran Trippier gets a block in.

33mins

Jason Shackell fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

31mins

Marvin Sordell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kieran Trippier from right channel, Scott Loach makes a save.

31mins

Matthew Hill crosses the ball.

29mins

Troy Deeney fouled by Nathan Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Kieran Trippier sends in a cross.

26mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line, Marvin Sordell makes a clearance.

26mins

Kieran Trippier sends in a cross, save by Scott Loach.

25mins

Marlon Harewood produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

23mins

The ball is sent over by Danny Graham, Jacob Mellis manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Kieran Trippier sends in a cross.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Hill on Troy Deeney. Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.

18mins

Effort on goal by Troy Deeney from a long way out goes over the bar.

17mins

Andy Gray takes a shot. Lee Hodson gets a block in. Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Header by Matthew Hill from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

15mins

The ball is crossed by Matthew Hill, clearance made by Danny Graham.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Danny Haynes, blocked by Lloyd Doyley. Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Troy Deeney manages to make a clearance.

14mins

The ball is delivered by Adrian Mariappa, Luke Steele makes a save.

13mins

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

13mins

A cross is delivered by Danny Haynes, clearance by John Eustace.

12mins

The ball is delivered by Kieran Trippier.

10mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jacob Butterfield, Matthew Hill takes a shot. Lee Hodson gets a block in. Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line.

10mins

The ball is delivered by Nathan Doyle, Troy Deeney manages to make a clearance.

8mins

Troy Deeney is ruled offside. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

4mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, Adrian Mariappa takes a shot. Jason Shackell gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Don Cowie.

4mins

Don Cowie sends in a cross, clearance by Jason Shackell.

3mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Don Cowie, John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

1mins

The ball is delivered by Don Cowie, John Eustace grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Watford 1-0 Barnsley.

Match Preview

Hornets wait on Jenkins Watford midfielder Ross Jenkins is a doubt to face Barnsley. Jenkins turned his ankle during the first half of the 2-2 draw at Leeds last weekend and is still struggling so on-loan Manchester United product Danny Drinkwater could be handed a rare start. Young winger Matty Whichelow is out with an ankle injury sustained in a reserve match while defender Tom Aldred also picked up a head injury in the same game. Winger Michael Bryan is back from his ankle injury and played in the reserves so could feature in the squad. Midfielder Stephen McGinn is a long-term absentee with a serious knee injury as Malky Mackay's men look for a win to keep their faint play-off hopes alive. Barnsley boss Mark Robins will recall Stephen Foster to the starting line-up. Foster will return to the heart of the Tykes defence to cover the absence of Paul McShane, who has returned to parent club Hull after his loan spell at Oakwell expired. Robins has no new injury or suspension problems, with versatile defender Bobby Hassell in contention after missing the last three games with calf and ankle ligament trouble. Argentine midfielder Hugo Colace is also available having sat out the last two matches with a leg injury, while young striker Reuben Noble-Lazarus could be recalled to the squad after overcoming the illness which forced him out of last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough. Defender Luke Potter remains sidelined with a knee problem that has kept him out since November and Alastair Taylor is also out with an unspecified injury.

Formation:442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

Formation: 442Manager: Mark Robins

Barnsley

  • Scott Loach
  • Lee Hodson
  • Martin Taylor
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • John Eustace
  • Don Cowie
  • Troy Deeney
  • Piero Mingoia
  • Danny Graham
  • Marvin Sordell
  • SUBS
  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Will Buckley
  • Dale Bennett
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Gavin Massey
  • Adam Thompson
  • Daniel Drinkwater

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Match Report

Eustace hands Hornets win Watford captain John Eustace scored the winner after just 43 seconds to keep their faint promotion hopes alive with an npower Championship win over Barnsley. Eustace hit the only goal in a poor game which leaves Malky Mackay's men five points behind the top six with nine points to play for. Barnsley turned in a performance typical of a side with nothing to play for and struggled to make any impact throughout. The Hornets kicked off knowing that they would probably have to win all four of their remaining games to stand a chance of sneaking into the play-offs and their urgency was rewarded as they took the lead in less than a minute. Don Cowie delivered a corner from the right and after Troy Deeney hit the crossbar with a powerful header, Eustace was on hand to prod in from point blank range. Luke Steele had to save another Eustace header as the hosts made a flying start before Matt Hill flashed a header wide at the other end. Barnsley had done well to contain top scorer Danny Graham during the opening exchanges, and when he did find space to fire in a decent effort defender Kieran Trippier made a brave block. The Tykes were failing to deal with Cowie's corners however and from another fine ball in Deeney volleyed wide. Graham then chipped in a cross for strike partner Marvin Sordell just before the break but the youngster headed over the top. Barnsley made a change during the interval as Marlon Harewood was replaced by Reuben Noble-Lazarus but it was Watford full-back Lloyd Doyley who had the first effort when he skidded a shot wide. Deeney then wasted another decent opening when he fluffed Piero Mingoia's pass into the arms of Steele before Noble-Lazarus finally tested Scott Loach in the Watford goal with a 25-yard drive. Jacob Butterfield saw a corner fired over the top by Bobby Hassell as the visitors mounted some late resistance. Loach was again in action moments later to kick away an effort from Danny Haynes before Watford substitute Andreas Weimann ran clear but hit his effort across the face of goal. Watford held out to claim the points and head to Leicester on Monday with their season still alive. However, with games against champions-elect QPR and strugglers Preston to come after that Mackay's side's chances of gatecrashing the top six remain slim.

Form Guide

    WLLLDD
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Barnsley
  • DLLWLD

Last Meetings

  • Barnsley
  • 0 - 0
  • Watford
  • 27/11/2010
  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 0
  • Watford
  • 06/02/2010
  • Watford
  • 1 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 12/09/2009
  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Barnsley
  • 11/04/2009
  • Barnsley
  • 2 - 1
  • Watford
  • 15/11/2008
  • Watford
  • 0 - 3
  • Barnsley
  • 09/04/2008

Top Scorers

Watford

  • D Graham 23
  • M Sordell 10
  • M Taylor 6
  • J Eustace 5
  • D Cowie 4
  • W Buckley 4
  • A Weimann 3
  • M Whichelow 3
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • A Mariappa 1
  • R Jenkins 1
  • L Hodson 1
  • A Thompson 1

Barnsley

  • G O'Connor 4
  • A Gray 4
  • M Harewood 4
  • D Haynes 4
  • J Shackell 3
  • M Hill 2
  • G Lovre 2
  • N Doyle 2
  • J Mellis 2
  • J Butterfield 2
  • B Hassell 1
  • J McEveley 1
  • P McShane 1
  • HR Colace 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • DH Arismendi 1
  • K Trippier 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 135
    • Goals per game 73
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Barnsley

    • Total goals 112
    • Goals per game 50
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 17 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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